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12 rooms from $75 per night

“Famous climbing inn at the head of Wasdale, spectacularly sited below Scafell Pike with magnificent views. Satisfy your stomach with hearty pub food or enjoy the finer things in the wood-panelled Dining Room. Rooms are simple but extremely comfortable and all boast breathtaking views. ”

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“Famous climbing inn at the head of Wasdale, spectacularly sited below Scafell Pike with magnificent views. Satisfy your stomach with hearty pub food or enjoy the finer things in the wood-panelled Dining Room. Rooms are simple but extremely comfortable and all boast breathtaking views. ”

Hotel Overview

“England’s deepest lake, Wastwater, lies just below; its highest peak, Scafell Pike, towers above. The setting of this famous climber’s inn is bleak but magnificent, and the traditional interior, though fairly simple, is more comfortable than you might imagine. There is a panelled dining room, two bars adorned with a fine collection of climbing photographs, and a cosy, family-style sitting room. The food suits hearty appetites, especially the breakfasts.”

Recommended for
  • Great walks
  • Miles from anywhere, this Inn has some of the most unspoilt walking in England.
  • Views
  • All bedrooms have stunning views of Wasdale
  • Climbing
  • At the foot of England's highest mountain
  • Active Holiday
  • Surrounded by England's tallest mountains, this is the perfect base for walking and climbing.
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Facilities

  • Shops
  • The Barn Door Shop offers everything the walker, climber & camper could need.
  • Parking
  • Towelling robes
  • Free wifi
  • Fireplace
  • Bar
  • Wifi
  • Garden
  • Self catering to rent
  • 7 self catering apartments
  • Restaurant
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Sitting Room
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Well-behaved dogs are accepted at the discretion of the management . A charge of £10 per dog per night in hotel accommodation

Activities

  • Climbing
  • At the foot of England's highest mountain
  • Great walks
  • Miles from anywhere, this Inn has some of the most unspoilt walking in England.
  • Learning
  • Visit the West Cumbrian Coast and learn about the Roman port of Ravenglass.
  • Wildlife Area
  • This isolated and tranquil part of the lake district holds many birds and animals, keep your eyes open.
  • Sights nearby
  • The Smallest Church in England, St Olaf's at Wasdale Head.

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“Welcome to the world-famous Wasdale Head Inn - the birthplace of climbing - dramatically surrounded by England's tallest mountains, making it the finest base for walking and climbing.
The Inn is situated at the head of remote and unspoiled Wasdale, and if you are seeking the superlative this is where you will find it. England's highest mountain, the deepest lake, the smallest Church, and the original world's biggest liar can all be found in this tranquil corner of the Lake District.”

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12 rooms from $75 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Great walks
  • Miles from anywhere, this Inn has some of the most unspoilt walking in England.
  • Views
  • All bedrooms have stunning views of Wasdale
  • Climbing
  • At the foot of England's highest mountain
  • Active Holiday
  • Surrounded by England's tallest mountains, this is the perfect base for walking and climbing.
Activities
  • Learning
  • Visit the West Cumbrian Coast and learn about the Roman port of Ravenglass.
  • Sights nearby
  • The Smallest Church in England, St Olaf's at Wasdale Head.
  • Wildlife Area
  • This isolated and tranquil part of the lake district holds many birds and animals, keep your eyes open.
Other highlights
  • Free wifi
  • Secluded setting
  • Remote
  • Owner managed
  • Quiet
  • Less £
  • Literary
  • Over the years Wasdale has played host to Wordsworth, Coleridge and Dickens.
  • Outstanding location
  • Full of character
  • Intimate
  • Charming
  • Hills & mountains
  • Restaurant
  • Self catering to rent
  • 7 self catering apartments
  • Landmark
  • Historic
  • Inn
  • Antiques
  • Pet friendly
  • Well-behaved dogs are accepted at the discretion of the management . A charge of £10 per dog per night in hotel accommodation
  • Child friendly
  • Wellbeing
  • Traditional
  • House party feel

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